UCBRFA Distinguished Faculty Seminar Series: Professor Michelle Ellsworth

Join us for an educational evening with Distinguished Professor Michelle Ellsworth, who will share excerpts of her work and talk about some intersections between: dance, language, machine learning, and some classical Greek writers.

Specifically, Professor Ellsworth's presentation will cover two pieces:

  • Post-Verbal Social Network (PVSN) employs both contemporary and pre-industrial technologies to augment the physical labor of choreography and community. In a series of PVSN prototypes, Ellsworth and friends commingle simple mechanical apparatuses as well as Javascript, Arduinos, and a Generative Adversarial Network with choreography to test possible non-language based body to body encounters.
  • Phone Homer: Clytemnestra's Guide to Surveillance-Free Living is a techno-feminist remix of the ancient epic poem, The Iliad. This so-called “work” demonstrates how to avoid exposure to: 1) unstable “watching” and 2) insecure humans. With a completely offline internet and prerecorded replicas of her most frequent conversation, Clytemnestra demonstrates how to live free from surveillance and interpersonal drama.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 7:00pm

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